It’s been a week since I hurt my hand. The hand improves a little every day but it’s still not well enough to needlepoint. Maybe in a few more days. Till then I can still report a little progress.
I started the fourth motif before I hurt my hand – a very small, simple motif called Hooks. It alternates white with the darkest teal color. The same hook is stitched right side up and upside down so they interlock.
Thought I haven’t been able to complete the row yet, I’ve started working in it 2 strands a day, using only my left hand. I wouldn’t do this with a more complicated motif, but this one I’m able to handle okay with the left hand. Yesterday, I had my DH come to the needlepoint room and turn the canvas around for me so I could start the second half of the row. It was tightening the knobs on the rug frame that started all the trouble, so he won’t let me do it by myself for another week or two. He’s such a sweetheart! Maybe I can finish the row tomorrow.
I tried to work on the adopted rug, and failed miserably. So that one will have to wait for another week or two.